What to Do If You've Been Told You Need Surgery

Apr 12, 2023

Introduction to Surgery and Your Options

When it comes to your health, receiving the news that surgery is necessary can be overwhelming. We understand that this can be a challenging time, filled with uncertainties. At MUIR DIABLO OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, we are here to guide you through this process and provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your healthcare.

Our team of experienced medical professionals specializes in a wide range of surgical procedures. Whether you require a minor intervention or a complex surgery, we have the expertise and resources to support you every step of the way.

Understanding Your Diagnosis

Receiving a diagnosis that requires surgery can raise many questions and concerns. Our dedicated healthcare professionals will take the time to explain your condition in detail, ensuring that you fully understand the reasons behind the recommended surgical intervention.

We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge, ensuring that you feel confident in the decisions you make regarding your healthcare. We will provide you with personalized information about your specific condition, discussing potential risks, benefits, and alternative treatment options.

Preparation for Surgery

Proper preparation is vital to ensure the success of any surgical procedure. Our team at MUIR DIABLO OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE will work closely with you to create a comprehensive pre-operative plan tailored to your unique needs.

We will guide you through the necessary pre-operative tests and evaluations, which may include blood work, imaging scans, or other diagnostic procedures. Additionally, we will provide you with important guidelines to follow before surgery, such as fasting requirements and medication adjustments.

Choosing the Right Surgeon

Selecting a skilled and experienced surgeon is crucial to achieve the best possible outcome for your surgery. At MUIR DIABLO OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, our dedicated team consists of highly qualified surgeons who specialize in various surgical disciplines.

We understand the importance of finding the right surgeon who aligns with your specific needs, preferences, and medical condition. Our team will take the time to discuss your options, present you with the credentials and expertise of each surgeon, and help you make an informed choice that brings you peace of mind.

Benefits and Risks of Surgery

Every surgical procedure carries certain risks and benefits. It is crucial to have a clear understanding of these factors before making a decision. At MUIR DIABLO OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, we prioritize your safety and well-being above all else.

Our expert medical team will thoroughly discuss the potential risks associated with your surgery and provide you with detailed information regarding the benefits you can expect. We strongly believe in open and transparent communication, ensuring that you are fully aware of what to expect before, during, and after the surgical procedure.

Post-Operative Care and Recovery

Successful surgery goes hand in hand with effective post-operative care and recovery. Our team at MUIR DIABLO OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE is committed to providing you with comprehensive support throughout your recovery process.

We will develop a personalized post-operative care plan designed to help you heal and regain optimal function as quickly as possible. This may include activities such as physical therapy, pain management strategies, and follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.

Alternative Treatments and Second Opinions

At MUIR DIABLO OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, we understand that making healthcare decisions can be complex. To ensure that you have a complete understanding of your treatment options, we offer information regarding alternative treatments and the possibility of seeking second opinions.

We believe in a patient-centric approach, where you have an active role in choosing what is best for your health. Our team will provide you with detailed information about alternative treatments, their efficacy, and potential risks so that you can confidently choose the option that aligns with your preferences and values.


If you have been told you need surgery, it is essential to partner with a trusted healthcare provider who can guide you through this journey. MUIR DIABLO OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE is dedicated to delivering exceptional care and support to patients in need of surgical interventions.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. We are here to provide you with the information and expertise you need to make informed decisions about your well-being. Trust MUIR DIABLO OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE for all your surgical needs.

Bruce Mullock
Sending positive vibes your way! 🌈 Wishing you a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Remember to stay strong and take care of yourself. If you have any questions or need support, we're here for you! 💪💙🤗
Nov 11, 2023
Wishing you a smooth and successful surgery journey! 💪💙
Oct 9, 2023